Newfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed on this page.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents / carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism.

Newfield Child Protection / Safeguarding Team:

Mr Whelan


Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Riley 


Mrs Furlong

Attendance Officer and  Safeguarding   Officer 


Deputy Headteacher



Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

Miss Robinson

Learning Mentor

Safeguarding Officer

Mr Marshall


Online Safety

Mr Fol


Safeguarding Governor

Mrs Ruddock

Attendance Officer

Safeguarding Officer

If you have any questions or concerns about safeguarding, please contact any of the staff above on 0151 934 2991 or email:

[email protected] 


Keeping Children Safe in Education

Click here to go to our policies page

Sefton Safeguarding Children Partnership 


Sefton LSCB is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how organisations in the borough will cooperate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Sefton, and for ensuring the effectiveness of what they do.  The core objectives of Sefton SSCP are to co-ordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Board for the purpose of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in Sefton and to ensure the effectiveness of what the member organisations do individually and together.

Click here for full access to the SSCP Website.

LSCB Level of Need Guidance:

What was commonly known as the ‘threshold’ document has been purposely renamed to ‘Level of Need’ which is a more accurate description of this document’ intention for supporting the work force in their practice considerations.

We want to support a workforce that does not feel the need to ‘break through a threshold barrier’ to gain access to a particular service but rather a workforce that is successful in meeting the needs of our community members through appropriate interventions.

Our collective drive is to have one plan, the right plan, at the right time for the right reasons.

We expect all children, young people and families to receive the support and interventions that they are entitled to based on their level of need identified through evidence based practice. Although this guidance is of significant importance to support the decision making process it should not be used in isolation. It does not replace peer discussion, management oversight or consultation with a professional safeguarding lead.

To paraphrase Lord Laming – Chairman of the Victoria Climbie Inquiry (2003) “…..practitioners’ responsibilities do not end at the point of referral to children’s social care, but ends at the point where their professional concern is resolved….”

Click here to read the whole booklet.

Sefton LSCB - 7 Minute Briefings:

Sefton LSCB produces regular 7 minute briefings on various current safeguarding children topics. Learning for 7 minutes is manageable in most services and learning is more memorable as it is simple and not clouded by other issues and pressures. Sefton LSCB Business Team hope you find these briefings useful and are able to cascade these important messages as widely as possible. 

Click here to read the 7 minute briefings.

Sefton SSCP - Newsletters

Click here to read the latest newsletters released by Sefton LSCB.

The Prevent Strategy

From 01 July 2015 all schools are required to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. This duty is known as the Prevent duty. 

Please click here, for more information.

If you require more information on this, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Officer, Mr Whelan, Newfield School HeadTeacher.

Staying Safe online:

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command 

NSPCC - Online Safety 

Think you know 

Bullying or abuse online:

You can:


CP Policy Sept 21-22


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